NOVEMBER 15, 1912


  It is reported that Isaac Thompson and wife of Gorman, parents of Mrs Ellie Whipp, have both been very ill. Several of the family here have been out to see the sick.
  B W Smith is conducting a series of meetings at Rockoak.
  Today, Wed, the Alamong and Dixon case is to come up in court. It is a suit for the damages caused by Mr Dixon's having run over Miss Alamong with his auto last summer. Several witnesses have been summoned from this side.
  Ed Clinedinst has been busy sawing wood for several parties. And Arnold Ludwick has gone to Cheat mountain with his saw to cut a big contract for the Leathermans.
  Many people seem to be attending the auction of goods at Burlington, the last of the stock of J A Veach & Co. John Parker bought the real estate, the store buildings.
  Misses Cora and Annie Bane were on the Run Tues at Dan' Bailey's.
  A few weeks ago, M M Biser, Miss Mamie and Dewy, his nephew, moved back home on the ridge. The family have been reduced to these three. It seems only a few week ago Miss Sallie married a Mr Newhouse, and more recently, Miss Jannie married a young Mr Wolford.
  Art Tutwiler and Seymour Whipp are on the jury at Keyser.
  G S Arnold and wife are back from Bridgewater, at their home for a short time.
  It is warm weather, but some people are butchering this week.


  C E Smith was in Keyser on Thurs last.
  Dr Butt spent this Thurs night in Elkins.
  Jas Buskirk is moving his family to Cumberland.
  Mrs Cora Rexroad returned form a visit to Elizabeth City, N C.
  Miss Lettie Shockey is spending this week with friends in Elkins.
  Campbell Smith of Keyser, was the guest of Lloyd Erhard over Sun.
  Born to Mr and Mrs Calvin Cooper Wed morning, a daughter.
  J H Dunithan went to a Baltimore hospital Wed for an operation.
  Miss Myrtle Cooper, of Canaan Valley,w as in town Sat. She is teaching at Laneville this year.
  Robt Bridges, who has been outside boss at the tannery left Tues for Panama, where he will work for the Government on the construction of the Panama Canal. A Mr Lambert of Keyser, has accepted the position as outside boss.
  Dr S P Peck,of Hinton, who visited Dr Butt for a week, returned home last week.
  Miss Etta Washington, of Romney, who was the guest of Mrs A P Butt, returned home Mon.
  Miss Burdette Burke, who has been the guest of Mrs H J Kight, returned to her home at Swanton Mon.
  The Corland school is progressing very nicely under the able management of Miss Augarita Shore of Keyser. Miss Shore, is an earnest worker in the school room and takes great pride in the work with her students.
  Jas Burskirk, conductor on the Davis Branch, has been transferred to the main line where he has a regular passenger run. Until Mr Buskirk's successor is sent to the Davis Branch, L D Thomas of Thomas, will act in that capacity. -Davis News of 7th.


  Yes, we had an inch or more of snow last Sat.
  Mr Ed Welch and family of Ridgeley, were visiting friends here the first of this week. He and his wife lived here formerly.
  Rev John A Shockey is conducting a successful revival at Cross. Including last Sun evening there have been 45 conversions.
  The interest in the meetings at Elk Garden conducted by Miss Judy is increasing. She has Bible study the first half hour of each service in order that the congregation may become more familiar with the Scripture.
  Mr I H Bane and family moved to Cumberland this week. Mr Bane will carry on merchandising at Ridgeley. This family has been identified with the interests of this town so long that their going away is like removing a landmark. They will be missed, but the best wishes of their many friends go with them to their new home and new field of business.
  The schools in Elk District have been regularly attended the first month. We give those that made 95 percent or over. Shaw, Clarence D Umstot, teacher, 95; Nehtken Hill, Harry C Duke, teacher, 96; Elk Garden, Willie Cooper, principal, 95; Emoryville, A B Keller, teacher, 96; Gleason, Miss Florence Kinkead, teacher, 97; Jenney Springs, Talmage Smith, teacher, 98; Empire, D W Idleman, teacher, 99 1/2.
  Two of our popular young people were quietly married at the home of Father O'Hara, officiating minister at Keyser, October 30, 1912. The high contracting parties were G W Burke and Miss Katherine Fleming. There are many expressions of good wishes to her who was formerly "Miss Kate the dressmaker," and Mr Burke. Again we say congratulations.
  Mrs Georgia Queer, husband and child, of Deer Park, spent a pleasant day with Mrs Ora Blackburn.
  On account of illness, Mr B P Thompson resigned as principal of Potomac Manor school and Mr Wallace Rogers has been appointed by the board of education to fill the vacancy. He has already taken charge of the school.


  Born to Mr and Mrs James W Peters, a 10 lb. girl.
  Howard Light, who moved his family here from Paw Paw when work on building at the tannery was started, this week moved his family to Cumberland.
  Thomas Welton, who is working in the B&O shops at Keyser, came home Sun and remained until after the election.
  A turnip which weighed 6 1/2 pounds was brought to the Press office on last Sat by S G Harman, who had just returned forma visit to Laneville. The turnip was raised by Mr Harman's son-in-law, Howard Hedrick, of Laneville.
  Noah Kimble of Brushy Run, shipped from here last week 1360 head of sheep, which were consigned to E A Blackshire, commission merchant of Baltimore.
  Mrs C W Smith, who has been on a two weeks visit to relatives in this and Pendleton County, spent Wed night here with her sister, Mrs H A Alt, on her way home to Keyser.
  A telegram was received here Wed night from Cumberland, stating that Charley Crider had been run over by a train and killed. He was about 21 years old, and was a son of Jonas Crider, who recently moved from here to Keyser.


  Moorefield Examiner of 7th
  Miss Cornelia VanMeter died at the home of J Wm Gilkeson, last Sat evening about 5 o'clock over a period of many months.
  She had been a great sufferer and some time ago was taken to Baltimore for an operation in hopes that her life might be prolonged, but the operation was not performed and she was brought home to be with her loved ones in her last days. On Mon evening funeral services were held at the home of Mr Gilkeson, conducted by Rev F J Brook, of Romney, after which her remains were laid to rest in Olivet Cemetery.
  Born to Mr and Mrs H I Harness, of Flats last week a daughter.
  Miss Mattie Wood went to Cumberland last week on a visit to relatives.
  Dr Gamble returned Fri evening from a short professional visit to Cumberland.
  Mrs W H Cunningham of Upper Tract, was here last Sat on her way to Baltimore.
  Mrs Anna Stubblefield who spent a few days here last week, returned o Cumberland Sat.
  Miss Gladys Randolph spent a few days at Romney last week, coming home Sat evening.
  B B McMechen, who has been here on business for several weeks, has returned to his home at Glendale.
  Charles, young son of Mr and Mrs Elmo Clower, who has been quite sick, we are glad to say is improving.
  Mrs Ida Wood, who has been on an extended visit to Kentucky and Ohio, returned to her home here last Fri.
  H E High has closed his barber shop here and moved the fixtures away. The deal between Mr High and Mellon Bros was not closed.
  Will Wilson and Arno Friddle spent several days in Cumberland the past week with Mrs Ruth Wilson, who continues to improve nicely from her recent operation for appendicitis.
  Born this week to Mr and Mrs A G Garrett, of near town, a daughter.
  B A Stinner, who is working in Cumberland, came home to vote this week.
  Ernest Harwood, who has been visiting in Keyser, returned home last week.
  Miss Bessie Wilson, who has been visiting in Keyser, returned home Mon.
  Earl Thrush, came up from Keyser last week and spent a few days here with his parents.
  Mrs Julia Gilkeson and son Vance, who were called to Richmond on account of the illness of Julian Gilkeson, returned home Sat. The latter has gone to Wilmington N C, where he will stay with his aunt, Mrs Wells, until his health improves.
  John G Harman and wife Mrs Shobe and Dr Wm C and Ken VanMeter, of Petersburg, attended the funeral of Miss Cornelia VanMeter here Mon.
  Earle Woy accidentally stepped into a leach vat at the tannery yesterday and burned his foot and leg very badly. he is suffering a great deal of pain, but is getting along nicely.
  Floyd Mathias came up from Shepherdstown to vote. He reports his brother, Joe, who has been very sick with typhoid fever in a Keyser hospital, as much improved.
  John T Bowman has purchased H H Oats' property at the tannery and has moved into it. C L Whitmore moved from town to the house vacated by Mr Bowman and will run the boarding house.
  Mrs Lila Wilson of Oakland, arrived last week on a visit to her parents, Mr and Mrs A V Wilson. Miss Mary Katherine Wilson, who has been visiting at Cumberland and other points, has returned other home here.
  About seven o'clock last Sat night a part of the walls of the lecture room of the Presbyterian church fell in from the roof down. The boiler room for the heating plant, which was being dug under the room, caused the walls to give way.
  Misses Willie and Nannie Belle Gilkeson, Edna McNeill, Marie Inskeep and Bess Heiskell and Messrs Cleland and Overton McNeill, Jim and Tom Williams and Mack Inskeep spent several days the past week with Miss Sue Welton at Williamsport.


  Most of the folks who were up salt river have faced about and business is beginning to assume normal conditions.
  Messrs Evers and Ervin Kesse and Mr and Mrs H C Shaffer are here attending the meeting. They came up in their auto Sat.
  Mr Jef Groves is here looking after the interest of his farm.
  Mr Jas J Idleman and Miss Jessie Thompson of Dobbin, were Mt Storm visitors Sat and Sun.
  Rev N Alkire has gone to his field of labor in Pleasant county. His family will remain here.
  A good many people are taking their buckwheat to Elk Garden to have it ground.
  Butchering will soon be the order of the day, then it will be buckwheat cakes and sausage.
  Rev N Alkire easily wears the belt for the largest crop of buckwheat in these parts. He raised 140 bushels.
  David Aronhalt and Walter Kitzmiller traded potatoes for corn with Alkire Bros. They took the potatoes down and brought back corn.
  There are two saw mills operating on the Cunningham place now; there is to be one moved on the Liken's place this week. This will be three mills in a radius of less than three miles.
  An infant child of Mr and Mrs F O Idleman was buried yesterday. Mrs Idleman was in a very critical condition for a time but at this writing she is getting quite well.


  Nov 5 - Died, at his home in this place, November 4th, after a lingering illness, Miss Sadie Priest, aged 65 years. She was the youngest child of the late Dr James H Priest. She leaves two brothers, Samuel T Thomas H Priest, besides a number of nephews and nieces. She was a member of the Methodist church South and was much respected by all who knew her.
  Miss Sallie Daughtery, who had a very severe attack of indigestion, is convalescent.
  Dr and Mrs Judy, Mrs Jeff Grove and Miss Mary Welton, who have been visiting Mr and Mrs W B Anderson, returned to their homes in Petersburg last Sun evening.
  Rev C R Lacy, who recently spent some days in a hospital in Richmond, returned to his work last Sat, much improved, to the gratification of his many friends.
  Arthur Cunningham and Curtis McCoy, of Moorefield, spent Sat and Sun in town.


  Mrs N D McCoole returned home last Mon form her visit to Elkins.
  Born unto Mr and Mrs Russell Litten of Spring street, Nov 7th, a daughter.
  Mr Denney McKee's new house on Gilmore street is nearing completion.
  Miss Pearl Compton, of Baltimore, was the guest of Miss Nellie Johnson last week.
  Mrs Charles Burbee has returned to Washington after a few days visit with friends here.
  Messrs E A Ludwick and John P Arnold of Hartmonsville, were business visitors in town Mon.
  Mr Samuel S Bane, of Martinsburg, was here several days first of the week. He had been to Elk Garden to see his aged father.
  Mrs Harry Markwood and little son, Billie, accompanied Miss Mabel Babb to her home at Cherry Lane last week and spend a couple of days.
  Eddie Stehley, who for the past few weeks was quite sick at the Hoffman Hospital, was able to return to his home in Piedmont Thurs of last week.
  Miss Edith Head, who spent a few days here with relatives, went to Cumberland Mon to resume her duties as nurse at the W Md Hospital.
  Daniel Poling, of Vanderlip, was in town Fri of last week and called to see us. He has been in rather bad health of late, but was feeling some better.
  Mrs Harry Whipp and daughter, Virginia Katherine, have returned from a visit with relatives at Berkeley Springs. Mrs Dittmar, Mrs Whipp's mother, returned with them.
  James Wilson and sister, Miss Lucy of near Kitzmiller, spent last Fri night here as guests at B S Sollar's on their way to Cumberland for a short visit. They are daughter and son of Judge Daniel Wilson.
  Mr G R Dye, of near Ridgville, was in town Tues on his way home from a visit to Piedmont, Luke and Lonaconing. Mr Dye is much elated over the great success of the prohibition amendment.
  Miss Nell Gerstell, of Gerstell Md, who is visiting at Birmingham, Ala, writes her homefolks that they had ice there last week, yet some cotton in blossom in the fields. She speaks of the pecan orchards, and the delightful climate, and says they are late picking cotton.
  Mrs M Masteller, who has had a very pleasant visit among home people, left here Wed morning for Fredericksburg Va, accompanied by her sister, Miss A Martha Watson of Maplewood farm, who in all probability will remain during the winter season in the sunny south.
  Garret VanMeter met with a very painful accident Wed by falling over the handle of a feed cutter in the barn, striking his hand against the wall with great force, tearing the flesh from the fingers. The doctor dressed the hand and Garrett is getting along fairly well. -Mansfield Ill Express.
  Mrs Jos Shillingburg of Gormania, who has been living there for over thirty years, and who ran the Virginia? Hotel, so successfully for several years, has sold her property and moved near Wabash on the old home farm to keep house for her brother, Gabe Kitzmiller.
  The Times extends congratulations to Attorney Horace P Whitworth, of Westernport, because of his good fortune the stork having left at his home a pair of fine twin boys. While Mr Whitworth is a reared Republican, it is hoped that the twins will each go him one better, and grow up as two of the substantial Democrats of the county and become famous. -Cumb Times of 11th.
  Winchester Va - Mrs Elizabeth Arden, aged 83, a native of Hertfordshire, England, and widow of Henry Arden, died in Memorial Hospital from a complication of disease.
  Sixteen hundred lambs bought in the Allegany mountain region of Mineral and Grant Counties, were loaded at Keyser for the Union stock yards at Baltimore, by Abel DeWitt, a stockman of Deer Park Md.
  Mr I H Bane, of Elk Garden, was here Tues on his way to Ridgeley, where he will make his home. Bane & Bro have opened a branch store at Ridgeley and I H Bane will have charge there. He has moved his family to Cumberland.
  Sheriff James Corfield, sold the Charles W Frantz farm on the Bedford Rd, at public auction yesterday to satisfy a judgment of $127, subject to further judgments amounting to $2000 additional. The farm was purchased by Mrs Anna Frantz for $260, which price is in addition to the $2000 judgments. C G Willison was auctioneer. - Cumb News of 14th.
  Mr Andrew Grimes is sick at his home on Mozelle St.
  Misses Ethel and Faye Montgomery spent Sun afternoon with relatives in Piedmont.
  Misses Constance Gordon and Ethel Pyles spent, Sat and Sun in Cumberland.
  Mrs Charlotte Moomau and son Roland have returned from a visit to relatives in Va.
  Mr and Mrs C H Vossler and daughters, Misses Anna and Helen, spent Mon in Cumberland.
  Mr W G Burnap, formerly of Keyser, but now of Washington DC, is very ill at his home.
  Mr Patrick King, of Cumberland, is spending a few days with his daughter, Mrs Owen Dorsey.
  Mrs George McCarty and daughter left Mon for home in Philadelphia, after a visit to her parents.
  Geo Greenholt, who was paralyzed a short time ago, is able to be on the street with the aid of crutches.
  Mrs Luella Johnson has returned form a two weeks' visit with her sister, Mrs J B Martin, at Paw Paw.
  Mr and Mrs W H Hoopengarner, of Elkins, spent Mon here on their way home from a visit to Cumberland.
  Mrs S N Moore left on No 7 last Tues for her old home at Kalamazoo, Mich, to spend a month or so with relatives.
  Misses Ethel and Faye Montgomery have been visiting their aunt, Mrs Annie Grenzelach, at Westernport, the past week.
  Guy Gordon, air inspector for the B&O here, who has been very sick of typhoid fever, is able to be on the street.
  John ?erboldshimer, who has been clerking in the Peoples Bank, has resigned and left Mon morning for Baltimore.
  Anthony Reed, the street foreman, is getting about again after a slight attack of typhoid fever, which housed him up a few days.
  Mrs Henry Neuhauser, who has been visiting her sons, Clarence and Isaac, left Tues morning for her home in Stewarttown Pa.
  Mr J G Keolz, was at Charleston this week attending the Grand Lodge of the Masonic order as a representative from the lodge here.
  Mrs Sidney Mugler, of Grafton, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs C K Devries, is now on a visit to Mrs Clyde Rector in the country.
  Mrs C W Owens, who has been visiting her parents, returned to her home in Shepherdstown Tues, accompanied by her sister, Miss Ora Akers.
  Mrs Nannie D McCoole and Miss Lou Kuykendall, who have been the guests of Mr and Mrs John B Wilt, left yesterday afternoon for their homes in Keyser. -Elkins Inter Mt of 12th.
  Jas C Frye and Vincent McNemar of Grant Co, arrived here Tues evening. Mr Frye will spend the week with relatives here and McNemar has gone to Gormania to spend a few days.
  J R Kennedy, manager of the Ritchie Orchard Co, started Tues for Greenbrier Tenn, where he will inspect nursery stock, some 2000 peach and apple trees, which he will plant this fall.
  Mr George Wilson and bride, of Akron Ohio, spent Mon here as guests of their uncle, Mr H G Wilson. The young couple were on their bridal trip and had been visiting relatives down about Flintstone Md.
  Mr and Mrs Walter Wenner and son Ashby, who have been spending the past month with Mr Wenner's sister. Mrs Arthur Welton of 114 Arch street, South Cumberland, will leave the 19th for Garrett Ind. They hope the dry climate of the middle west will benefit their little son's health.
  C H Hood, who for a number of years was engaged in the mercantile business at Bismark, has moved on the Blue Ribbon Poultry Farm recently purchased by his brother, B V Hood. The farm is well-stocked with all kinds of fruit and berries, and Mr Hood will also raise poultry.
  Mrs V F Alkire, Mrs I P Carskadon, Mrs W K Hosack, Mrs H M Wells, Miss Emma Carr and Mrs Dr W J Keolz attended the funeral of Mrs Dr G S Gochenour at Moorefeild Wed as representatives from Alkire Chapter of the Eastern Star, of which Mrs Gochenour was a member. Bernard Markwood took them up in his auto.
  Mrs Clarence Borst spent Thurs in Cumberland.
  Sheriff Nethken was at Petersburg Mon on business.
  A W Coffroth was a business visitor to Cumberland Mon.
  Mrs Jams Loughrie left last Sat of her home in New Jersey.
  Col T B Frye is laid up again with an attack of rheumatism in his limbs.
  Mrs Albert Steiding spent Wed with relatives at Terra Alta.
  Mrs Olive McGowan left this week for a visit to Martinsburg and Brunswick.
  Arlie Strother attended the funeral of his grandmother at Medley yesterday.
  Miss Grace Steiding, teacher of Chicago Junction Ohio, spent Tues here with friends.
  Mrs Louie Beatie is spending a while with her sister, Mrs Hersy, near Twin Mt.
  Miss Faye Taylor of Pennsboro, is visiting her cousins, Misses Martha and Grace Kight.
  Mrs W C Burkhiser is spending a while at Connellsville, where her husband is employed.
  Mr and Mrs John J Johnson attended the Mesonic banquet at Cumberland Wed night.
  Ernest Schoppert, night agent at the B&O passenger station, has moved his family here from Ridgeley.
  Mrs Ira Matlick of McCoole, and Mrs Reed of Pittsburg, have returned home from a visit to Bedford Pa.
  Mrs Percy Matheny and daughter of Tunnelton, are visiting the former's father, Mr W H Chamberlain.
  Mrs Frank Greenwade and little son have returned form a visit to her parents at Milam, Pendleton Co.
  Mrs J H Markwood went to Harper's Ferry Wed to see her daughter, Mrs Dr Floy Edgell, who is ill.
  Harley Kight, who was called to Baltimore by the illness of his father-in-law, W G Burnap, has returned home.
  Mrs Getz and daughter, of Mt Savage Md, spent Mon here with the former's daughter, Mrs Chas Evans.
  Mrs Porter of Terra Alta, is a guest of her daughter, Mrs F A Dodd, and expects to spend the winter with her.
  Mrs Roy DeLawder and son and Mrs Thomas Kooken and daughter spent last Fri with Mrs H S Pulliam.
  Mrs Chaffie Unger, of Berkeley Springs, spent Wed here as the guest of Mrs White, enroute to Hendricks and Gilmore on a visit.
  Mrs J H Shaffer returned home last Sun from a three weeks' visit to friends and relatives at Fairmont, Newburg and Grafton.
  Mrs David Barrett of Grafton, spent Sun here with Mrs W W Long. She stopped off on her way home from a visit to Va.
  Dr G H Carpenter, of Cumberland, was in town Wed. The doctor had a case in court with the W Md Railroad Co, which he won.
  Miss Sue Sheetz, Prof Sanders, Miss Ruckman and other teachers from here, went to harper's Ferry today to attend the Round Table.
  Hon Chas Babb, of Morgantown, was here Tues on his way home from a short visit to his old home in Grant Co, where he went to vote.
  Misses Lillie and Effie Ravenscraft, of McCoole, were in Baltimore last Sun to see their brother Floyd, who underwent an operation at the St Joseph's hospital last week.
  Squire Leonard Cross, of McCoole accompanied by his wife and daughter, Miss Mary, went to Berkeley Springs Wed to attend the funeral of Squire Cross' sister, Miss Mary, who died at her home at that place on Tues.
  Frank Greenwade, a B&O Second division brakeman, has been off duty eight or ten days suffering with a wrenched back and bruised leg caused by a too sudden application of air brakes to avoid a rear end collision. The train crew were all bruised and things turned topsy turvey about the caboose.


  There are five cases of smallpox in the pest house at Cumberland - all colored - and it is said there are others infected with the disease at Ridgeley just over the river in W Va.
  Grafton, W Va, Nov 11 - John W Poe, who was found in the kitchen of his home at Thornton, near here, with a bullet wound in his head, supposed to have been self-inflicted, died yesterday. He was 64 years of age and is survived by his wife, three sons and one daughter.
  Harry Robinson, the merchant at Dawson, died Nov 7th.
  E B Connell has been suffering from rheumatism this week.
  Mrs Dr F P Stehley was a visitor to Cumberland yesterday.
  Miss Lena Crabtree has returned from a visit to Washington D C.
  Mr and Mrs E A Burke paid Cumberland a visit Wed.
  Miss Blanch Harrison entertained the New Era Circle Wed afternoon.
  Miss Elsie Hoffman left last Fri for a visit to Washington and Richmond Va.
  William High, of Purgittsville, stopped for a time here on his return from a visit to Parsons.
  L M Fleek, aged about twenty years, died last Tues at the home of I D Taylor, near Ridgeville.
  Miss Mary Stevenson, a nurse in the W Md hospital at Cumberland, has been visiting her mother this week.
  Hunter Redman, an aged colored man, formerly of Moorefield, died last Sun at his home on Limestone.
  Walter Sherr, of Louisville, Ky, is spending a few days in the city. -Charleston Gazette of 13th.
  Mrs J C Sanders and little son George, went to Hedgesville yesterday to spend a couple of days among friends.
  Malcolm Hamilton, one of our colored barbers, and Miss Elizabeth Rolls were married last Wed night by Rev Bean.
  Miss Frances Savre, underwent an operation first of this week at the Hoffman hospital for an attack of appendicitis.
  Harry Kerchival is the new truant officer and he is busy looking up the boys and girls who should be in school but who are on the street.
  Mrs E M Stottlemyer returned home, Wed from Mt Airy Md, where she was called last week by the death of her mother.
  Jas Trenter, wife and daughter started first of the week on a visit to relatives at McKean Pa, and will continue the trip to Canada before returning.
  Mrs James Thornton Carskadon gave an informal tea at her home on Main street Sat afternoon in honor of Mrs Geo McCarty of Philadelphia Pa.
  Mr and Mrs J S Koontz gave a turkey dinner at their home on James Street on Sun in honor of the seventeenth birthday of their daughter, Miss Cora.
  Jacob W Davis, raised a curiosity in the cabbage line this year in his garden. It was a stalk with nine heads on it and no head in the center.
  the Calendar Coterie met yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs J B Fetzer. After the transaction of the usual business routine the hostess served a substantial oyster supper.
  Hon Chas H Vossler has been spending this week here with his family. He made a little trip to Gormania to look after the bank, which he says is doing fine. He will go back to Maysville next Mon.
  Last Wed Dr Offner, a Keyser yard brakeman, on the B&O, was severely injured by a lump of coal falling from the top of one of the new model high cars and striking him on the head. His head was severely gashed.
  Miss Leda Haines, who has been on a two months' trip to N Y, Pittsburg and other places with her friend, Mr Stewart Stillwell, arrived home last Sat. She reports a glorious trip and says the roads were fine.
  The Uniform Rank fair, which started last Mon night is doing fine. The attendance is good and the receipts very satisfactory. Tonight and tomorrow night will be the record breakers. The young people are having a big time, and will reach the climax tomorrow night.
  Mr J E Patchett has placed a gas light on the street at his residence, it being the first street light in McCoole Now it is up to other citizens to follow suit and the town will soon be lighted. A light is very badly needed at the river bridge and the Keyser authorities should put one there by all means.



  License to marry were issued at Cumberland as follows:
  Nov 13 - Wilbur Marten Fratz and Hazel Myers, both of Westernport Md.
  Nov 14 - Harry Jackson Mort, of Grantsville Md, and Rose Elizabeth Weimer of Elk Lick, Pa.
  John Dvovic and Ann Ceson, both of Lord Md.
  William L Smith of Reynolds Md and Hazel Atkinson of Lonaconing Md.
  License to marry were issued at Oakland to the following:
  Geo W Lambert, of Wyme W Va, and Fannie M Sponagle of Circleville W Va.
  Sanford J Cosner and Nora M Moreland of Bismark W VA.
  Martin A Cosner and E V Moreland, of Bismark W Va.
  Harry F Crimes and Florence O Tasker both of Kitzmiller.


  At the Presbyterian manse Nov 13th, by Rev A E Price, Mr Robert E Moon and Miss Viola May Biser were married. Both parties reside in Keyser.


  Dr W C McDonald and Miss Bertie A Daughtery were married at the home of the bride's parent, Mr and Mrs D A Daughtery, at Augusta. They left for Tampa Fla, where Dr McDonald is located. -Cumb News of 14th.

  Charlestown W VA
  Mr and Mrs George L Carter have issued invitations for the marriage of their daughter, Miss Anna Lea, to James Elliott Tabb on Thurs, Nov 28, in the Presbyterian church here.



  Mrs Jane Strother, widow of Wm Strother, deceased many years, died Nov 12, 1912, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Nancy Shank, at a good old age of near 80 years. The burial took place Thurs at the U B cemetery at Lahmansville, Grant County, her girlhood home place.
  Besides Mrs Shank, two other daughters, Misses Mollie and Bettie G Strother, of Burlington, and one son, John H Strother of Medley survive. She was noted for her hospitality and exemplary Christian character.
  She was a member of M E Church.


  Mrs Sarah Wilson, aged about 70 years, was found dead in her bed at her home at Rush, this county, yesterday morning. She was the mother of Policeman Henry Clay Wilson, who resides at Rush. Mrs Andrew Brotemarkle, at Rush, is a daughter. Mrs Wilson was a kind, generous lady, having many friends. Her maiden name was Fletcher. Mrs Wilson was reared on Clear Ridge, D W Snyder, Paca Street, editor of the Cumberland Alleganian is a cousin. -Cumb News of 12th.


  Samuel Sollars, who lived at Franklin Md, died Nov 5th, 1912, at the W Md Hospital in Cumberland, after a short illness. He was 45 years of age, and leaves a wife. He was a brother of Mr B S Sollars of this place. The remains were buried last Fri at Rehobeth Church, near Schell.


  Mrs Gochenour, wife of Dr G S Gochenour, of Moorefield, died suddenly at her home there Mon morning. She complained of feeling badly and while her husband went to get her some medicine. When he returned. she was dead.


  Gerald Veach, a young man in the marine service, died Nov 11th at the naval hospital, Portsmouth Va, of hemorrhage of the brain. He is a native of Hampshire Co, a son of the late A S Veach. His body will be buried in Pine Church cemetery, at Purgittsville. One brother, Jno A Veach, of Purgittsville, and one sister, Bessie, who lives in Utah.


  James T Kerr, of New Hope, 68 years old, died suddenly early Tues morning, leaving a wife and two sons, one of them, H M Kerr, cashier of the Bank of commerce of Norfolk. Mr Kerr served through the Civil War, in the First Va Cavalry, and was wounded two days before the surrender.


  Mrs Anna Eliza Payne, aged 72, widow of Summerfield Payne, of Falling Waters W VA, died at the home of her stepdaughter, Mrs Chas Jefferson, Brucetown. Two sons and two stepdaughters survive.


  While having a gun repaired, with which he expected to go hunting tomorrow, Henry M Hicks, aged 29, a member of the Charleston Fire Dept, dropped dead of a heart failure.


  Mrs Annie Pleasants Hopkins, widow of Rev A C Hopkins, formerly pastor of the Presbyterian church, this city, died at her residence here yesterday, of heart failure, aged about 73 years. She is survived by four sons, Rev A C Hopkins, Buena Vista Va, John of New York; Lawrence and Judge William Hopkins of Texas.


  Pittsburg Pa, Nov 10
  The mistake of a man who put a letter in the wrong envelope shattered a romance and has caused a sensation in society in the Conemaugh Valley.
  Announcement is made by Mr and Mrs Horace R Rose, of Johnstown Pa, that their daughter Miss Gladys, will not be married to Stewart Hamill, of Oakland Md.
  Miss rose last Tues received a letter from her fiance. The envelope was addressed to her, but the letter, it is alleged, was meant for another, a New York girl.
  Just what was in the letter is not disclosed. However, the engagement ring and all the wedding gifts have been returned, and the bride and her parents have gone to the farm of W Horace Rose, a relative, at Sabot Va.
  The wedding was to have taken place Thurs night. On Wed the bridegroom, his parents and several members of the wedding party arrived in a special train from Baltimore. Only a few hours before Miss Rose had declared finally that she would never marry Mr Hamill.
  Percy Allen Rose, a brother of the girl, was at the Pa depot, and to him fell the duty of breaking the news to the Hamill family and the intimate friends on the special train. a long conference was held by Percy Allen Rose and the latter's parents.
  Several of the bridesmaid's motored up the the Rose mansion and pleaded vainly with Miss Gladys. Then all returned to the train and returned to Baltimore.


  County Court met in special session last Sat and transacted the following business besides auditing a great many accounts.
  The Luten Bridge Co was awarded the contract to build the bridge over Staggs Run, near Headsville, at the price of $1522.00.
  Rose Greenwade was granted a license to keep hotel in Piedmont.
  J R Bane was given $150 to be used in repairing the bridge over Abam's (?sic) Creek.


  Wanted a small farm suitable for an Orphanage, containing about 40 or 50 acres of land. Must be located convenient to Keyser, close to railroad, school, church and doctor. Apply to:
  Dr F L Baker, D A Arnold, S S Rees, F C Rollman


  The adjourned session of Circuit Court met on Nov 6th. A number of cases were continued.
  In the case of W H Bobo vs B&O RR Co, for damages sustained by having been struck by a train at West Street crossing in Keyser some time ago, the jury gave Bobo a verdict for $850.00.
  Babcock Lumber & Boom Co vs The Three Forks Mining Co the jury brought in the following verdict: "We the jury find that the property described in the petition filed in this case is the property of the petitioner.
  Mrs W E Woolf vs Adams Express Co, appeal from a justice. The jury found the defendant guilty and awarded the damages of the plaintiff at one cent.


  The hunters are busy getting the game. I C and G W Kemp caught two raccoons on the mountain, near Keyser that weighted 19 and 19 1/2 pounds.
  James R McAvoy of Elkins, on one day's hunt secured two wild turkeys, a pheasant and 13 squirrels.
  Wild turkeys are plentiful in the mountains of Md and W Va. On Knobley mountain, near Keyser, P G Beall got two turkeys and W W Welker, J R Kohler and W H Kolkhorst each one. The W Va law confines the killing of two turkeys in any one day and six the season limit.


  Leo Jellinek, at a public sale, purchased the Keyser skating rink, recently operated by T A Sullivan. It is a good property 40X80 feet, situated on Piedmont street.


  Mrs W E Woolf entertained at her home on Mineral street, Tues evening in honor of her guests, Mrs Byerly, of Va, and Mrs McCarty of Philadelphia. Miss Frances Sayre won the first prize, Miss Fannie Leps captured the second prize and two guests prizes were given also. Ott, the caterer, of Lonaconing, served the refreshments.
  Those present were Mesdames Byerly, McCarty, Carskadon, Russell, Morrison, Griffith, Welch, Leps, Murray, Patchett, Terrell, Devries, Misses Russell, Vossler, Brengle, Brady, Leps, Bunnell, Estes, Sayre, Greenwade.


  Nov 12, 1912
  Jos W Leatherman vs Geo W Cook, appeal from a Justice. Verdict of jury for plaintiff awarding him $62.39.
  Western Md Ry Co, vs Geo H Carpenter, trial by jury. The company sued the defendant for removing a stone wall from a certain lot. Verdict of the jury "We the jury, find the defendant, Geo H Carpenter, not guilty, and that the plaintiff is not entitled to damages from said defendant as set forth in their declaration.


  Edwin A Burke, B&O inspector of cars in the Keyser yard, narrowly escaped being killed Tues evening. While about his work he was struck by an engine, and besides being cut on the side of his head and having his face fearfully scratched, he had a bone broken in his left hand. He is getting on all right and is about, but it will be some time before he is fit for duty.


  While squirrel hunting at his home near New Creek last Fri, Will Codner met with a painful accident. He sot a squirrel, then dropped the muzzle of his Winchester repeating shot gun to throw another shell and by some means discharged the weapon and the big load of shot tore off the big to e of his right foot. Dr M R Bell, of Keyser who was called as a surgeon found the young man in great pain as the muzzle of the gun was so close to the flesh around the jagged wound was severely burned with powder.


  Remaining unclaimed in the postoffice at Keyser W Va, week ending Nov 14, 1912.
  Miss Lennia Bernan, Mrs Landacre, Jas Blizzard, Lewis Clinton, Frank Deering, T J Hoban, J T Jewel, N W Kight, Jno O Leamon, M D Pardee, O C Robinson, (2) Gilbert Rotruck, Harry Smith, Luther Smith, S A Warren.


  Never has fishing for black bass in the South Branch of the Potomac river been better than the present season. Joseph Craddock, Peter H House and Albert Hast caught a string of nine at the mouth of the stream that made the prettiest bunch ever seen in this city. None weighed less than three pounds each, one of the quartets going 16 and 1/4 pounds. On another trip the same anglers caught a string of fourteen fine ones and in three trips the catch has totaled 80 pounds. -Cumb News.


  Mrs E A Perry, widow of Capt John W Perry, a former well known resident of Keyser in its earlier years, last Fri celebrated her 84th birthday a the home of her daughter, Mrs Dr Robert Gerstell, near Dawson. Mrs Perry is enjoying perfect health and good condition of her eyesight enables her to perform the finest kind of intricate needlework and embroidery. The family composed of Mrs D T Greenwade of Keyser; Mrs Robt Gerstell, Mrs Nellie Beohm of Clarksburg; Mrs Mollie Nixon of Brusnwick; Mrs Dr Workman, of Cumberland and Wm M Perry, the well known B&O engineer, of Cumberland all attended this exceedingly enjoyable event.
  The many friends here as well as elsewhere, join in hearty good wishes that Mrs Perry may be spared to enjoy many more such pleasant birthday occasions.


  Wm M Jackson, who recently sold the property now being handled as the Abrams Ridge Orchard Co, is arranging to begin a commercial orchard at his new home at the Keyser waterworks spring. He will set this fall 1000 peach trees, 800 apple trees, and 200 pears and cherries, assorted with berries. His place will be known as the Limestone Valley Fruit and Berry Farm.


  Yesterday Mr H C Homan of near Ridgeville, shipped to a party at Davis a carload of fine apples of mixed variety. There were 176 barrels of apples in the car.


  With the wind at storm velocity, great excitement was created Mon night at about 8 o'clock when fire was discovered in the home of Joe Jacobs, colored, in an isolated part of Davis Street, in South Keyser. The fire originated in the kitchen. This was destroyed entirely and one end of the house while the furniture in the house was damaged by smoke and water.


  Job Burgess, who lives near Hartmonsville, has been here at court. He is a close observer as among farmers and in an interview gave out the following important facts as to a heavy hailstorm which visited that section of Mineral County late in June. On the premises of Wm Kitzmiller, Garrett Mayhew, Thomas Brock, C E Shillingburg and Chas Smith, the heavy hail stones literally destroyed all vegetable crops and as it was too late to replant there is no garden truck. Many fields of oats were not touched by a reaper, and the corn was topped and bladed and in many cases the stalks were reduced to pulp. A little of the corn took on a second growth and produced some for age and a few nubbins.


  In the case of W H Bobo against the B&O Railroad Co, the jury awarded the plaintiff $850.00 damages. Early last summer as Bobo, who is a farmer living in Allegany Co, Md, was returning home, having disposed of a load of farm products here, at the West street crossing he was struck by a B&O train of the 97 series that travel at a high rate of speed. The wagon was reduced to splinters and Bobo, who escaped miraculously with his life, was severely injured. He is an old man. Taylor Morrison represented Mr Bobo, and F C Reynolds and W C Clayton the railroad company.


  Mr Sim Bright was given a surprise on Sat evening at his home on Third Street, the occasion being his birthday. Quite a number of his friends were present and all had a most delightful time. He received many nice presents. Refreshments were served.

 The general store of Mr William Pendergast of Hutton was broken into on Mon night by some person or persons unknown, the entrance to the building effected through a window located in the rear of the structure. Whether robbery was intended or that any goods were carried off cannot be learned, but the invaders started a fire in a little room back of the store room which fortunately smouldered and did little damage other than to consume goods to the value of a hundred dollars or more. -Oakland Republican.


  Extra Conductor Delbert Roberts of Bellington, who was braking on a Coal and Coke freight train, met with a very serious accident Mon evening at 4:50 when the two freight cars which he happened to be riding between were derailed throwing him in such a position that his left leg was practically crushed off just above the knee of Mr Roberts, whose home is in Belington, was brought on a special train to the Davis Memorial Hospital where his injury was attended to. He was in a seriously shocked condition, but has rallied somewhat to day and hopes are entertained that he may recover. -Elkins Inter Mt.


  G H Heatherly, a fireman on the Western Maryland Railway, was struck by a mail crane at Chaffee W Va, while leaning out of the engine yesterday to get a breath of air. Nearly all his teeth were knocked out and he was otherwise injured about the head. He was taken to his hoe in Ridgeley, where his injuries were dressed by Dr J Kyle Cowherd. -Cumb News of 5th.